Last time I appeared on this site, I said that I would lay out my position on biblical dating and then turn it over to all of you to determine the rest of the column's topics by your questions. As many of you will know from the Boundless blog, The Line, the last piece generated many posts and comments, from the challenging to the supportive, the general to the specific.
In addition to what all of you saw on the blog, I have received dozens of questions and comments in e-mails, which I and the folks at Boundless have culled through to see what the most pressing questions seem to be.
The first kiss can force you into a tailspin of over-analysis, uncertainty and fear of rejection.
Once you understand the secrets to smooching, scoring some mouth music will be a minor gamble rather than a major flip-out.
Many girls dream to have their first kiss with that special guy.
They have the right guy in their mind but they just don't know how to get him to kiss them.
Judging from both frequency and "passion," the most pressing questions arising from the last piece involve physical involvement — which I'm about to cover, initiation of relationships (especially the bit about involving the woman's father), and the practical details of how one of these relationships works.
All of these topics will, Lord willing, be covered in future columns.
Maybe a hand on hers at the dinner table or a steady arm when walking her to the car will be a comfortable next step toward sealing the smooch.
But if you are following Christ and therefore care about the fact that the Bible says premarital sex is a sin, and like all sin is simply not the best God has for you, then the question about when to start kissing before marriage becomes more important. What the Bible Says The Bible doesn’t say a whole lot about dating, because dating as we know it is a modern invention.
The Bible talks about being single, then engaged, and then married.
The casual sweeping of her shoulders as you help her with her coat, or her response when you brush against her hand in the popcorn bag or touch the small of her back as you guide her to the table provides plenty of clues.
If she pulls away at all, then slow down a bit and take some more time.